During its long life, the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano attack aircraft has shown a multitude of liveries, to which a new “jungle” type has now been added. with which he will fly in the Nigerian Air Force.
In total, the Nigerian Air Force or the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) ordered a dozen EMB 314s from the consortium of Embraer Defense & Security and Sierra Nevada Corporation, which are assembled at the North American partner’s facility in Jacksonville, Florida and are designated as A-29. Last May, the Sierra Nevada Corporation’s SNC released images of the first light attack, combat and reconnaissance A-29 Super Tucano, destined for the Nigerian Air Force, wearing a two-tone ocher desert camo.
Thanks to the same source, we can now see the radical change in color scheme applied to another of the dozen A-29s commissioned by the Nigerian government in December 2018 and will ship from 2021 after being applied in Denver (Colorado) the modifications required to increase its ground attack capabilities.
The Super Tucanoes will play a key role in the fight against the Islamic terrorists Boko Haram and other criminal groups operating across the vast territory of Nigeria. The new livery that the A-29 will operate in uses the same colors as the NAF Alpha Jet A tactical fighter jets as we saw them at Madrid-Barajas Airport in December 2018.
The new camouflage seems to be much more useful for the jungle after Nigeria than the previous one used by the EMB 314, which are shipped directly from the Brazilian Embraer plant to Mauritania, a very dry land and gateway to the equally problematic Sahel the Nigeria borders to the north. Fifteen air forces, including the African from Angola, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Mali, have selected the Super Tucano as a training / light attack aircraft that gives an idea of the capacity and sales success of this participating veteran aircraft in several combat missions on three different continents. (Julio Maíz Sanz)
Photography: The new Super Tucano? the NAF, during its tests in the United States, with its new “Jungle” type color scheme. (SNC photo)
Excellent picture of the next A-29 that SNC will deliver to Nigeria with its new camouflage. (SNC photo)
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